John & Nicola's Woodland Wedding - The Cowshed at Woodhall Farm, Wolverhampton (PHOTO)
[PAUL] - I’d been looking forward to shooting John and Nicola’s wedding since we met back in July for their pre-wedding shoot. They were both so down to earth and relaxed I knew their wedding day would be full of laughs.
John and Nicola’s ceremony at The Cowshed at Woodhall Farm marked the first official marriage to take place on “Grandma’s Island” a sheltered little nook nestled in the trees. After the couple had exchanged their vows they made their way over to their reception which was held in an old cowshed that has been lovingly re-purposed.
The reception was all about guests enjoying themselves with lawn games aplenty and ale’s that had been specially brewed by the best man, Wilson, to mark the occasion! After a few casks had been sunk and the Jenga tower had been toppled multiple times there was only one thing left to be done. That of course was for the man of the hour, the king of the skins, Mr John Willis, to jump behind the function band’s drum kit for an impromptu jam with his best man and best mate, Jared, storming through Oasis and Arctic Monkeys covers before reluctantly handing the instruments back!
With the epic ping pong battles, the vintage ice cream truck having a never ending line and John’s great Uncle hyping up the WHOLE dance floor (he’s the more ‘senior’ gentleman with a tie around his head near the end of the gallery) I think it’s fair to say, mission accomplished!
John & Nicola chose the following people to help make their wedding happen:
Wedding Dress - Ellis Bridals from Krystle Brides
Bridesmaids Dresses - Debut Multi Way Dress - Debenhams
Suits - T.M. Lewin
Florist - Chloe Kershaw, Unique Flowers and Fragrance
Hair & Makeup - Louise Marie
Food - Fresh and Lush
Wedding Cake - Sweet Cupcakes Cakery
Acoustic Act - Joe Briddon
Ice Cream -Dotty about ice cream
A final word from the happy couple:
"We had booked Tom Calton as I (Nicola) has seen the amazing photos he took at my best friend Rachael's wedding where I had been a bridesmaid. Tom put us in touch with Paul who agreed to shoot our wedding for us. Paul came to London to meet us and we had our engagement shoot whilst walking down the Limehouse Cut canal, which is handily right outside our flat. When we found out Paul was a Blink 182 fan, we knew we would get on like a house on fire. When Paul came to our wedding we felt like he was one of our friends. He did an amazing job of catching natural shots when we didn't even realise he was there. We knew we could trust Paul to capture the day perfectly and he certainly didn't let us down! We can't thank Paul enough for being such a great guy and making sure the memories of our big day don't fade! “